• 04.24.12

Hear The Lost Steve Jobs Tapes

The latest edition of our iPad app includes exclusive audio outtakes from “The Lost Steve Jobs Tapes.”


The latest edition of our iPad app includes exclusive audio outtakes from “The Lost Steve Jobs Tapes.”

Brent Schlender, a reporter who spent 25 years covering Silicon Valley, unearthed hours worth of tapes from his interviews with Apple cofounder Steve Jobs. The recordings include quotes like this one, from 1998, in which he speaks candidly about the potential merger of computers and television:

“I don’t really believe that televisions and computers are going to merge. I’ve spent enough time in entertainment to know that storytelling is linear. It’s not interactive. You go to your TV when you want to turn your brain off. You go to your computer when you want to turn your brain on. Those are not the same thing.”

The app also includes a 35-minute podcast with quotes that do not appear in our feature story. 

Fast Company has also been updated for iPad 3 owners with retina-displays. The image below shows how much sharper the type looks when viewed on the new iPad with the Retina display. The images are in high definition, too, rasterized at four times the resolution of the version available for earlier iPads.

Fast Company is also among the first apps to use a new “Favorites” feature that lets you bookmark any article for later reading. Simply tap the star icon in the upper right corner of the navigation bar. Once you’ve highlighted a favorite article, it’s saved in a tray along with all of your favorites spanning any issue of the magazine. You’ll need to download the latest version of the app (Version 1.1) to use this feature.


Downloading the app is free. Once you’ve got the library app, single issues of the iPad edition can be purchased for $4.99, and a one-year subscription is $12.99. If you are already a subscriber to the print edition, download the free app and sign in using your account information to gain access to the digital version.


Start by downloading the app on the iTunes Store.

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